VPI Aries Turntable; SDS Speed Controller; 10" JMW Tonearm; Grado G1 Cartridge
Product: VPI Aries Turntable; SDS Speed Controller; 10" JMW Tonearm; Grado G1 Cartridge
Product SKU: 33814
Serial Number: 00507
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Very good condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including scuffs and finish wear on the plinth near the back, a missing front logo badge, a scuff on the tonearm assembly next to the lift mechanism, and some light wear on the top edges of the plinth. This item has some wear consistent with its age but is still presentable and sounds wonderful.
What is Included: Turntable, Motor, Belt, Motor cover, 10" JMW Memorial tonearm, Counterweight, Grado G1 cartridge, Spindle, Spindle oil, Belt, Screwdriver
Functional Notes: There is a slight rocking movement possible in the platter when downward pressure is applied, but no movement is evident in use, and VPI confirmed this is normal for this era of platter and spindle. Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: "Although the Aries may be viewed by some as the poor brother of the TNT, it is, in some ways, Harry Weisfeld’s crowning achievement. More than simply a product of trickle-down technology, the Aries is a true advance of sorts – a product which offers near state-of-the-art performance at a real-world price. The Aries’ lack of coloration across the frequency band, coupled to its standard-setting background silence and ease of set-up and maintenance, make it an easy recommendation for those who would rather listen to music than adjust springs, pumps or attempt to defy gravity. As with the HW-19 and TNT, the Aries is a benchmark product at its price point, one which will call this reviewer’s system “home” for years to come." - Audiophilia
Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $135- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $750 will require a signature upon delivery.